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MIPCOM Editor’s pick: Greatest Tank Battles

When it comes to military history wonks, selling Greatest Tank Battles should be like shooting fish in a barrel. How can any right-minded wonk miss a chance to experience first-hand, through the magic of CGI, the impact of an 88mm from a German Tiger, or the jet-fueled energy of an M1A1 Abrams?
October 7, 2008


When it comes to military history wonks, selling Greatest Tank Battles should be like shooting fish in a barrel. How can any right-minded wonk miss a chance to experience first-hand, through the magic of CGI, the impact of an 88mm from a German Tiger, or the jet-fueled energy of an M1A1 Abrams?
Each episode in this series gives viewers a chance to see historical battles from both the General and grunt’s POV, and uses historical accounts and interviews to inform cutting-edge animation. I was sold in five seconds. Partners: Breakthrough Films & Television (Toronto) in association with History Television (Canada), distributed through Breakthrough Entertainment
Wrapping: Spring 2009
Length: 10 X 60-minutes
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding Canada

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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